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Firewood Holder

1990.159.1 (RS218275)

Description

Birch bark firewood holder, framed in rough small logs with birch bark attached to frame. Design scratched or etched on bark, of stylized forste or jungle with a hunter in furs or fringed clothes, holding bow and arrow, of elk or moose, alligator or crocodile on one side, lower edge. Attributed to Tomah Joseph by donor but may be the work of fellow Passamaquoddy birch bark artist John Snow based on similar examples at the Abbe Museum and Maine State Museum.

Details

Maker
Possibly Tomah, Joseph (Artist)
Date
1915-1920
Location of origin
Washington, ME, New England
Material
birch (wood)
Object type
Household Accessories; Storage & Display Accessories
Places
Grand Lake Stream (Washington county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
firewood
holders (containers)
Native American
Rack
Rack, Firewood
Accession Number
1990.159.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
172024

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